Ji Yeon Kim - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Ji Yeon
Kim
6-1-2( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 6-1-2
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Firefist
Fights Out Of: Incheon South Korea
Age: 28
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
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162
37% Successful
60
Types of Successful Strikes
0
60
88% Standing
12%
53
7
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Ji Yeon Kim
UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Brunson 2
Jan 27, 2018
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Loss
Ji Yeon Kim
Jun 17, 2017
60
53
0
0
0
2
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

 TRAINING: Running in the morning, team training in the afternoon and jiu-jitsu at night.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in the 8th grade, because I saw a kickboxing match on TV and I wanted to try it.

What ranks and titles have you held? DEEP Jewels BW Champion, Gladiator (Japan) FLW Champion, OPFBA (boxing) Super Featherweight Champion, KAMA Flyweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Not really.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be able to represent Korea in the biggest MMA promotion in the world is a great responsibility. I feel honored to be part of the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to a two-year college and received my degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a personal trainer and a boxing instructor.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was 3-0 in amateur MMA, 6-2 in amateur boxing with 3 KOs, 11-2-1 in amateur kickboxing with 6 KOs.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ purple belt, 3rd degree black belt in Hapkido, black belt in Wushu

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Body shot

 

· Pro since 2013

 

· Fought to draws in first two pro fights; 6-1 since

 

· One first round finish

 

· Three wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar), one by KO

Career

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